Divorce can be one of the most painful processes you can go through in life. If you live in the Miami area, knowing some of the Florida divorce rules can help to alleviate your pain. You’re going to have to settle some major issues along the way before your divorce case is complete, like alimony, division of property, and, if you are a parent, child support and custody.
To help you get through your divorce, here are a few suggestions about what to do and what not to do.
Do Communicate with Your Spouse
One of the most important Florida divorce rules to remember is keeping communication open. In some of the divorce cases we handle, we see this happen again and again: one spouse shuts down all lines of communication. All that this accomplishes to do is slow down the already painful process. Parents of minors should be especially sure that they communicate openly and often with their soon-to-be ex-spouse because divorce is even harder on children than it is on adult. The quicker divorcing spouses can learn to communicate within their new roles, the better.
Do Support Your Children
Supporting your children might seem like a no-brainer, but many divorcing parents who think they are being supportive don’t consider how difficult divorce is for their children. As important as civility is, you’ve got to do more than act civil toward their other parent. You should actively encourage them to spend time with the other parent (as long as safety is not an issue).
Do Ask Questions
For someone who has never been through family law court before, the entire process can be confusing and a bit scary. As family law attorneys, we’ve got the knowledge about the Florida divorce rules that you’re seeking. Don’t be afraid to ask your attorney to explain things in layman’s terms for you if you don’t understand something.
Don’t Have Unreasonable Expectations
For divorces that are contested, setting reasonable expectations can go a long way toward making the process more bearable. You can’t expect to win every single battle. In most cases, neither party is entirely happy with all the rulings. That’s just the nature of divorce. Talk to your attorney to learn what you should expect moving forward so that you don’t get disappointed.
Don’t Go through It Alone
Divorce can be lonely, but you don’t have to go through it alone. Call on your friends and family for support when you feel overwhelmed. If you have trouble processing emotions like anger, guilt, and sadness, seek the help of a qualified counselor. When you have your emotions under control, you’ll be in a better position to take on the challenges of divorce.
Let Us Help You Understand the Florida Divorce Rules
Do you need help getting through your divorce in Florida? Get in touch with the family law attorneys at AM Law today so that we can discuss your case. We are here if you need our help.